Turkey may highlight the Thanksgiving feast, but pie steals the show when it’s time for dessert.
Even on a full stomach, it’s hard to resist a slice of old-fashioned pumpkin pie or all-American apple pie.
Local residents can conjure up the perfect pie without stepping into the kitchen. Bakers across the North Bay have perfected the art of making fruit, cream and meringue pies.
We list a few here, but act fast. Many have early deadlines for Thanksgiving orders.
1. Sonoma Valley Teen Services’ Lovin’ Oven, 17440 Hwy. 12, Sonoma, sells made-to-order 9-inch pies — $12 for pumpkin, $13 apple crunch, $14 pecan. Order by 6 p.m. Thursday for Nov. 26 pick-up at the teen center. 939-1452, email@example.com.
2. Butter Cream Bakery, 2297 Jefferson St., Napa, produces some 900 pies that are sold first come, first served. 255-6700, buttercreambakery.com.
3. Downtown Bakery & Creamery, 308-A Center St., Healdsburg, also sells pie dough and pie shells for those who would like some help with their homemade creations. 431-2719, downtownbakery.net.
4. Kozlowski Farms, 5566 Gravenstein Highway N., Forestville, has been offering homemade pies since 1952 and today uses those original recipes for double-crust and pecan crumb-top varieties. 887-1587, kozlowskifarms.com/pies.
5. Michelle Marie’s Patisserie, 2404 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa, bakes traditional and specialty pies, including a vegetarian mincemeat pie with apples, raisins, pecans and citrus spices. 575-1214, michellemaries.com.
6. Mom’s Apple Pie, 4550 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol, started out in 1983 with classic apple pie and now features 16 varieties of fruit, cream and meringue pies. 823-8330, momsapplepieusa.com.
7. Petaluma Pie Co., 125 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma, specializes in savory and sweet pies with local, organic ingredients. Try the Shaker Meyer lemon, Shaker orange cranberry or apple cranberry pie for a twist on Thanksgiving.766-6743, petalumapie.com.
8. Scandia Bakery, 542 W. Napa St. (Sonoma Valley Center), Sonoma, moved last week to a larger space that will help with the pie orders that typically stack up for loyal customers at Thanksgiving. All are made from scratch by owner/baker Marcela Rodriguez. 938-5820, facebook.com/scandiabakerysonoma.
9. Supreme Sweets, 1301 Maurice Ave., Rohnert Park, opened in July after operating in Sonoma. Owner/baker Christina Danner offers several types of pies, including gluten-free varieties (call by Tuesday). 794-1524, facebook.com/supremesweets.
10. Village Bakery is a longtime favorite in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, known for pies with flaky crusts and delectable fillings, from traditional apple and pumpkin to marionberry. Find it at 1445 Town and Country Drive, Santa Rosa, 527-7654, or 6760 McKinley St., Suite 150 (The Barlow), Sebastopol, 829-8101, villagebakerywinecountry.com.
Contact Sonoma Valley Towns Correspondent Dianne Reber Hart at SonomaTowns@gmail.com.